Highly Sprung: Sprung Youth, Coventry
Have an aspiring thespian in the family, creative kiddos who need an outlet or just a way to make new friends? Physical theatre company Highly Sprung in Coventry tick all the boxes.
Calling all parents of 4 to 19-year-olds! Sprung Youth, from top physical theatre company Highly Sprung, is an absolute godsend if your littles need a creative outlet or you want to instil a love of theatre, dance or both. The sessions are weekly, and split into age-appropriate groups so that littles aren’t intimidated and older kids can really flex their acting muscles.
Sprung Lets for ages 4 to 7 is all about fun, play, and imagination (not to mention making new friends!), while Sprung Stars for ages 7 to 10 focuses on developing dance, movement and storytelling skills through drama and games.
Sprung Launch is for ages 10 to 13, and is fantastic for burgeoning dramatists or those studying for a Dance or Drama GCSE – scriptwork is introduced and there’s plenty of opportunity for self-devised pieces. Finally, Sprung Advance is for ages 14 to 19, and takes things to the next level by training teens to professional standards on theatre, festival and studio settings (ideal if your kids want to pursue a career in the arts). There’s also the chance to take part in and produce full-scale performances, including the headline performance at The Physical Fellowship, the UK’s only youth physical performance festival.
For all the creativity they pack in, sessions are remarkably affordable, at between £8 and £8.50 per week. Not sure if it’s right for your kiddo? Try a free taster session – and watch them come back with stars in their eyes…